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Certified Special Education Teacher

Spring Lake, North Carolina, United States
February 09, 2018

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Donald George ** Valley Oak Dr. Spring Lake, NC 28323 (910) *** ****


Assistant Professor of Education


University of Phoenix, Online Campus, Ed.D, Educational Leadership (ABD)

2012, University of Phoenix, Online Campus, Ed.S, Curriculum Theory

2009, University of Phoenix, Online Campus, MA Special Education

2006, Chaminade University Honolulu, HI, BA Social Studies

2002, New Horizons Vocational School, Colorado Springs, CO, MCSE, A+


02/01/2007 - Present Harnett County School District, Lillington, NC

Special Education Teacher - Position requires collaboration with school administrators, community support agencies, and families to ensure the provision of essential student services for at-risk students and students with disabilities. Duties include managing a self-contained classroom; designing and implementing curriculum; identifying learning modalities and differentiating instruction; managing a student caseload through planning and hosting Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings; ensuring legal compliance of IEP documentation; collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to develop IEP’s. IEPs contain customized goals and state compliant post-secondary transition plans that include vocational training, and rehabilitation.

05/30/2010 – Present, American Budo Services, Spring Lake, NC

Program Director /Chief Instructor - SKIES Unlimited is the framework for the Army’s Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) instructional program. Now operating as a private enterprise, my program is designed to complement and support the experiences military members and their families go through while serving their country; simultaneously developing life skills that cultivate confidence, self-reliance, and integrity. The martial arts curriculum I designed has received numerous accolades because it complements and supports the experiences children and youth have in Army CYSS and DoD schools.

08/2003 to 12/2007 Makalapa Elementary School, Honolulu, HI

Educational Assistant - Provided support to professional educators, counselors, and social workers; tutored and assisted disadvantaged students in overcoming their educational, social, and economic related challenges, which impeded academic and social progress in school. Designed and implemented an intramural sports program that enhanced participation and social integration among students which was found to be directly responsible for reducing behavior related referrals during recess periods by 75%.


• 13 years of experience in the education field as a Special Education Teacher, an Educational Assistant, and a Senior Help-desk Coordinator in Education and Business Services.

• Self-motivated with a keen understanding of organizational goals.

• Team oriented and able to meet deadlines under pressure.

• Quick learner able to bring theory and practice into balance.

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